A loan of $950 helped to buy milk for her business.

Susana's story

Susana is 47 years old. She lives with her spouse and has 3 children who are dependent on her. She comes from the community of El Tular, Nacaome, Valle, in southern Honduras. She has her own house, and for 10 years she has dedicated herself to making and selling cheese and milk curds. She sells her cheeses and curds to neighborhood stores, to people who have small restaurants, and to those who work making baleadas [filled tortillas] and rosquillas [fried dough rings]. She sells her products from her home, and her cheeses attract customers to visit her there. She has two people who help her with the cheese-making process. Susana is a hard-working and enterprising woman.

She is requesting the loan to buy milk to make curds, and also to sell it in liquid form. She would like to buy herself a pregnant cow, because she also has a small ranch. With the help of this loan, she intends to improve her income and also her standard of living. She is very happy to continue working with Prisma and Kiva. Her desire is to keep working hard to give her family a better future. This is the fourth loan she has requested. She is a woman who pays off her loans reliably, and with the loans her business has been growing.

Her dream is to improve her house.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - May 2014.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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